Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

 The Children of Lincoln

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Time: 7:00
Location: Virtual
Fees: FREE

Due to COVID-19, this presentation will take place virtually. The event will be hosted through Zoom, a video conferencing site. No account is required to view the presentation.

Join the Dakota County Historical Society for our monthly book club, "Books From Our Shelves."  

January's book is "The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860-1876" by William Green.

Framed around four white champions of African Americans in Minnesota, The Children of Lincoln reveals a little known but critical chapter in the state's history as it intersects with the broader account of race in America. It reveals a pattern of racial paternalism, describing how even "enlightened" white Northerners would come to embrace policies that reinforced a notion of black inferiority. 

For a full summary, please visit the University of Minnesota Press website by clicking here.

Registration for this virtual event is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email. A separate email closer to the date will be sent containing the link and passcode for joining the event.

We are offering this program free of charge, but encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to offset the loss of revenue we are experiencing through cancelled in-person events. These donations will allow us to continue operating a high level and continue to provide presentations like this in the future. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Dakota County Historical Society by phone (651-552-7548) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). For the best response time, please use email.

This event is made possible by the Union Pacific Foundation COVID-19 Relief Grant.

Upcoming Book Club events:

  • February 18, 2021: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander
  • March 18, 2021: "Evidence of V" by Sheila O'Connor
  • April 15, 2021: "They Played for the Love of the Game" by Frank White
  • May 20, 2021: Votes for Women!" by Winifred Conkling
  • June 17, 2021: "The Heart of Everything That Is" by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin
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